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HP announces new solutions for Hadoop at Discover 2012

With a round of news and announcements this afternoon, HP has established itself as a one stop technology vendor to manage, understand and act on 100% of enterprise data. If you missed the press briefing, you can watch the replay here.


Leading the charge is a portfolio of solutions for Apache Hadoop that will lower the entry barrier to widespread adoption by decreasing cost of technology and skills acquisition and by allowing enterprises to deploy, manage and scale Hadoop clusters seamlessly.


Highlights of the HP solutions for Apache Hadoop


  • Ability to scale to thousands of nodes in minutes, not months. Deploy, Clone, Boom!
  • World's fastest 10TB Hadoop TeraSort benchmark completed in 5,128 seconds which is 3.8 times faster than the competition.
  • Cool real time visualizations (in 3-D) to monitor infrastructure and Hadoop metrics all on a single pane of glass.
  • Benchmarked deployment of 800 Hadoop nodes in 30 minutes
  • Three pre-tested, pre-configured, pre-optimized reference architectures with each of the top Hadoop distribution vendors in the market today - Cloudera, MapR and Hortonworks, and a factory integrated appliance for customers looking for a "drop it in" solution.
  • Services for planning, designing and implementing successful Big Data analytics platforms
  • Deep synergy with Vertica and Autonomy, who themselves had some great updates on Hadoop integration and support. Future blog posts will go into details on the Vertica and Autonomy news. Exciting times to be a bigdataholic!

The word on the street


Check out what The Register had to say about the Hadoop announcements. Another article, on the Storage Review, had a cool picture of a slide from the press briefing.


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Jeff Spiller | ‎07-11-2012 09:34 PM

For those people who are interested in massively parallel SQL Server based solutions which support up to 610TB of structured data. May I suggest looking at the HP Enterprise Data Warehouse appliance (EDW). It has been optimized to run Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse software which is a loosely coupled, shared nothing, MPP appliance using SQL Server. Great for OLAP and analytics.


The EDW appliance has Hadoop connectivity which allows customers to implement a synogystic environment by integrating unstructured / semi-structured and structured data using Hadoop Mapreduce technology.


NOTE: Appliances greatly simplify BI installation, development and support over build your own BI solutions.


Here is a link for HP/Microsoft BI solutions:


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